Gluten-free

November 13, 2014 Thumbnail image for Buckwheat Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins

Buckwheat Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins

Everybody loves pumpkin this time of year and I am no different. I think what I love most about pumpkin recipes, though, is the spice blend. The spicy and warming flavors of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves mingling together. I created this recipe this morning as I was craving a healthy baked good of sorts. […]

July 23, 2014 Thumbnail image for Chocolate Banana Mug Cake (Paleo)

Chocolate Banana Mug Cake (Paleo)

Girl gets diagnosis. SIBO. Girl freaks out about restrictive diet. Girl gets creative and realizes it’s not so bad. Girl invents mug cake recipe. Bliss. Lovely little fairy tale, no? In all seriousness, though, I have SIBO. What is that you ask? SIBO = Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth. Sounds daunting doesn’t it? In short, it […]

February 13, 2014 Thumbnail image for Easy Healthy Snacks to Combat the Afternoon Slump at Work

Easy Healthy Snacks to Combat the Afternoon Slump at Work

It’s 3pm, you’re at work, and the hunger starts to kick in. Do you ignore it and power through since you’re going to be leaving in a few hours, or do you make your way to the vending machine to satisfy a craving?  It’s so easy to scrounge up some quarters to buy a bag […]

January 14, 2014 Thumbnail image for Guest Blog Post: Are You Getting Enough Omega-3s?

Guest Blog Post: Are You Getting Enough Omega-3s?

The following guest blog post highlights the importance of including omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. I completely agree with this and believe it is helpful to find sources of omega-3s that you can easily incorporate into your meals. In addition to the sources discussed below, you can also include grass-fed meats, flax seeds, chia […]

January 3, 2014 Thumbnail image for Lucky Black Eyed Pea Soup for the New Year

Lucky Black Eyed Pea Soup for the New Year

There is a Southern tradition of eating black eyed peas in the new year for good luck. I always remember eating my peas with ham in them. So I picked up a ham hock from my favorite pork company at the farmer’s market and developed this easy recipe. Ideally you want to soak any beans […]

November 25, 2013 Thumbnail image for Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Resources

Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Resources

It is almost that time! One of my favorite holidays (because hey who doesn’t like a holiday centered around food). This year, I am trying to prepare a mostly Paleo Thanksgiving meal, while also accommodating the requests of my family members. I want everyone to be happy! Thus, I will be preparing a turkey (I […]

November 13, 2013 Thumbnail image for Easy Tuna Salad with Basil (Mayo-free)

Easy Tuna Salad with Basil (Mayo-free)

It was way past lunch time, and I was starving! I needed to throw something together and wasn’t in the mood to spend a long time in the kitchen. I had a can of tuna in the pantry, leftover tahini dressing from last night’s salad, a new jar of Bubbie’s pickle relish, and some fresh […]

October 23, 2013 Thumbnail image for Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

I was trying to think of a delicious Fall recipe and I knew two things. I wanted to use pumpkin and my favorite sweetener, maple syrup. News of a contest put on by Pure Canadian Maple Syrup also crossed my path, inspiring me to get into the kitchen and create something to tempt any taste […]